Anyway. It's a small kitchen and lets be honest, we'll only fit in this house for so long. (I won't think about the day that we won't fit, as I'll be so sad to leave this precious cottage.)
So, in an effort to re-do, but not spend a fortune, I've looked into something I think would be so perfect for our house.
Butcher block countertops.
I love how you can stain them as light or dark as you'd like!
Looks great with white cabinets... which is what we want to do.
I love it paired with white subway tile.
Guess what the best part is? They're from IKEA and you can cut them down to size. They're really affordable, and I'm 99% positive I can have them shipped to my house.
Examples of other bloggers that have done this. (most pictures above are from their blogs or googling butcher block ikea countertops)
This and That blog
And here's the link to the IKEA countertops these girls used: IKEA Butcher block Countertops
I can't even tell you how much money we'll save versus doing granite or other stones. And honestly, I think the butcher blocks are more "us".
Don't you think?